Pure Michigan Gets 10 Million In Funding

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

State lawmakers and Gov. Jennifer Granholm's administration have found a way to raise more money for the Pure Michigan tourism advertising campaign.
The state House on Friday approved a bill by an 88-6 vote that will free up an additional $10 million for the campaign that advertises the state's tourist destinations to a national audience. The bill passed the Senate on Thursday. The measure now goes to Granholm.
The money would come from the state's 21st Century Jobs Fund.
Michigan tourism officials had said they would cancel the Pure Michigan campaign that was to begin in January unless they got more funding this week.
The campaign had roughly $5 million for the current fiscal year, but wants closer to $30 million, the amount it received two years ago.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 at 03:18 PM
    this is a nice way to spend money????People are in need of housing and homeless,many are not eating right and hungry,unemployment taken away from many,and they brag about PURE MICHIGAN.A state that has became hell for thousands.Both parties are at fault for what is going on and it will just get worse.
  • by for crying out loud on Dec 3, 2010 at 04:42 AM
    So..does this mean we now have to watch the sickening commercials of Ricky swishing his bare feet in the waters of Lake Michigan? Please tell me it ain't so or I will have to throw up...I don't remember the State paying advertising for my, now closed, business...Just further proof of the stupidity of the people we voted into office...and they are taking these funds from the 21st Century job funds? Does anyone else out there see how wrong this is?
  • by Blake Location: Lansing on Dec 2, 2010 at 08:53 PM
    Funny! They dont scramble when unemployment is running out. They dont scramble when cops get laid off. They dont scramble to help the homeless. Typical Dems!
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